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16 Kid-Friendly Pick-Your-Own Farms in the Washington, D.C. Area

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Wegmeyer Farms, Hamilton, VA Wegmeyer Farms, Hamilton, VA

Get out of the hustle and bustle of the city and head to a local farm for some fresh air with fruit and vegetable picking that the whole family will enjoy.  Most Washington, D.C. area pick-your-own farms and orchards offer areas to picnic, relax and play for a full day of family fun in the countryside. 

Check out our top picks for the best kid-friendly pick-your-own farms in the Washington, D.C. area.

Butler's Orchard, Germantown, MD
A popular family-owned farm, Butler's Orchard has an abundance of fruit crops available for picking. Dependent on the season, your family can enjoy picking strawberries, sugar snap and English peas, black raspberries, blueberries, tart cherries, flowers, blackberries, potatoes, red raspberries, apples, pumpkins and even Christmas trees. Butler's Orchard hosts a Bunnyland with egg hunts and other activities in the spring and a Pumpkin Festival with hayrides and a maze in the fall. Save 50% off picking at Butler's Orchard with this CertifiKID offer.

Larriland Farms, Woodbine, MD
Located in western Howard County, Larriland Farms has vegetables and fruits for picking. The fruit crops available to pick are strawberries, tart cherries, red raspberries, black raspberries, blueberries, thornless blackberries, peaches, grapes, pears, apples. Larriland also offers plenty of vegetable crops to pick, with spinach, chard, kale, lettuce, beets, tomatoes, squash, cantaloupes, corn, snap beans, cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, pumpkins, broccoli, and turnips. In the fall, enjoy hayrides, straw maze and the Boo Barn.

Baugher’s Orchards, Westminster, MD
Head out to the country for an enjoyable day at Baugher's Orchards, a 600-acre farm with pick-your-own crops of strawberries, sweet cherries, sour cherries, sweet garden peas, peaches, nectarines, plums, apples and pumpkins. A tractor-driven wagon takes you to and from the picking fields. Before you leave stop in the Farm Market to take home a delicious pie, fruits and vegetables or enjoy homemade fudge ice cream.

Homestead Farms, Poolesville, MD
A hidden gem not far from the city, Homestead Farms offers a simple pick-your-own experience. Fruit crops you will find at Homestead Farms include tart cherries, blueberries, blackberries (thornless), peaches, apples and pumpkins.

Homestead Farms, Poolesville, MD
Homestead Farms, Poolesville, MD

Milburn Orchards, Elkton, MD
Head out to Milburn Orchards for family fun with you-pick adventures including cherries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, grapes and apples. The farm's Big Backyard is an exciting area for kids to play and explore with tunnels, a tire tower for climbing, a gigantic sand box, slides, barnyard animal petting and feeding and more. The Orchard View Deck on the property is a great place to enjoy a light lunch or snack and local homemade Kilby cream scooped ice cream.

Swann Farms, Owings, MD
Located off the Patuxent River, Swann Farms offers pick-your-own strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries experiences in beautiful southern Maryland. Bring a picnic to enjoy on the scenic grounds.

Burnside Farms, Nokesville, VA
Located in Prince William County, Burnside Farms is a unique pick-your-own flower farm. Starting mid-April the largest pick-your-own flower event in the world, The Festival of Spring's blooming season, embellishes the farm's fields with more than one million tulips and daffodils. Think of the pictures, people! In the summer and fall, the farm offers sunflower picking with a fun sunflower maze in the field. Other fun activities during your visit include a bounce house, jump pad, kids clubhouse play area, two-story slide, games and more.

Burnside Farms,
Burnside Farms, Nokesville, VA

Great Country Farms, Bluemont, VA
A Loudoun County treat, at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains sits Great Country Farms providing a fun pick-your-own experience with a variety of fruit during the growing seasons. During late spring, strawberries, cherries and black raspberries are ripe for the picking. In the summer, set your sights on peaches, blackberries, potatoes and more. Come fall enjoy apple, grape, and pumpkin picking. Spend the day at the farm, visit the animals, ride a wagon or cow train, jump on the giant bounce pillow, master the Farm Ninja Warrior Course, gem mine and more. Save up to 50% on admission to Great Country Farms with this CertifiKID offer.

Great Country Farms
Great Country Farms, Bluemont, VA

Wegmeyer Farms, Hamilton, VA
Located about 30 miles outside of D.C. in the rolling hills of Loudoun County, Wegmeyer Farms is home to an authentic strawberry and pumpkin picking experience. The farm is well known for their delicious strawberries (with three picking locations to choose from, available Mid-May to June) and colorful pumpkin varieties in the fall. There are no admission fees, you only pay for what you pick. Save 32% off U-pick strawberries at Wegmeyer Farms with this CertifiKID offer.

Wegmeyer Farms
Wegmeyer Farms, Hamilton, VA

Green Truck Farm, Markham, VA
Located about 50 minutes from the beltway off 1-66 near the Blue Ridge Mountains, Green Truck Farm provides an opportunity to pick strawberries, blueberries, black raspberries, tomatoes, red raspberries, pumpkins and winter squash.

Hartland Orchard, Markham, VA
Located in the scenic countryside, Hartland Orchard is a great place to not only enjoy nature but for the family to pick-your-own fruit. When in season, enjoy picking cherries, peaches, and apples at the orchard.

Hollin Farms, Delaplane, VA
Located about 45 minutes from the Washington, D.C. area, Hollin Farms is situated next to Sky Meadows State Park. The farm specializes in Angus cattle, natural and pasture-raised beef, along with a variety of pick-your-own produce, such as raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, peaches and spring and summer vegetables.

Hollin Farms, Delaplane, VA
Hollin Farms, Delaplane, VA

Messick's Farm Market, Bealeton, VA
In beautiful Fauquier County, Messick's Farm Market offers fun for the whole family from fruit and vegetable picking to kid's play activities and even a petting zoo. The first crops of the season are strawberries, followed by cucumbers, blackberries, blueberries, squash, zucchini, herbs, tomatoes, green beans, watermelon, flowers, and finally finishes up with pumpkin picking. On your visit, the kids will love the jumping pillow, climbing tower and slides, digging pit, hayrides, and more. Check the farm's calendar for special events and festivals.

Marker-Miller Orchards Farm, Winchester, VA
Enjoy a family fun day in the majestic countryside at Marker-Miller Orchards Farm featuring a large playground, scenic wagon rides, cow train and a food and picnic area. Dependent on the season, you can pick your own peaches, raspberries, blackberries, tomatoes, apples, pumpkins and squash. Before heading out, stop in the farm market bakery for a delicious sweet treat.

Marker-Miller Orchards, Winchester, VA
Marker-Miller Orchards Farm, Winchester, VA

Stribling Orchard, Markham, VA
Enjoy breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains at Stribling Orchard where the family can enjoy the countryside, have a picnic, visit with the farm animals and pick delicious juicy fruit. Before heading home, stop by the Harvest House for fresh cider, honey, jams, jellies, hot sauces, local cheese and eggs, peanuts and more.

Valley View Orchard, Delaplane, VA
Located in Northern Piedmont, Valley View Orchard offers picking seasons of blueberries, cherries, peaches, blackberries, pears, apples and pumpkins. The farm hosts numerous festivals and events throughout the year, along with educational programming. Home-made craft beverages are available for purchase, specializing in honey wines, hard apple cider, and the family's own grape wine vineyards.

Check out our article on Best Places to Camp With Kids Within 3 Hours of the Washington, D.C. Area for more family-friendly fun in the great outdoors.

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